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Minnie McDowal Park opening pushed to early summer

After some delays due to weather, Minnie McDowal Park is expected to have an early summer opening, according to Assistant City Manager Randall Heye. Get the full story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be in the know, subscribe today!

Carnival to bring strong history to Ennis event

Coming to Ennis in April for the first time is the Main Street Midway, a five-day carnival-ride event with some of the same attractions one might find at the Fort Worth Stock Show or the Texas State Fair. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Parks Dept. takes over baseball field maintenance

Ennis Parks Director Paul Liska said this week the city will provide day-to-day maintenance and game preparations for the little league fields at Bluebonnet Park. Get the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

Noon Lions give to Habitat for Humanity

Lion Frank Bartolic presents a $700 donation to the Habitat for Humanity project.  Elizabeth Strieland and Jeanie Blake gave an update on the program and received the check on behalf of H for H. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Be informed, subscribe today!

A letter for change

One local elementary school student is stepping up in a big way to get her message out about the dangers of texting and driving. See Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News for the rest of this story and more… Be informed, subscribe today!

Senior center looks to boost base of support

A local non-profit that provides fellowship, transportation and other services for Ennis seniors may not survive without a big fundraising push this year, according to Jean Nelson, the director of the Golden Circle Senior Activity Center. Get the full story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

EFD, city staff prepare for the worst

Members of the Ennis Fire Department, along with some city staff, are undergoing National Incident Management System (NIMS) training this week in order to better prepare city employees to handle large-scale emergencies. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Be informed, subscribe today!

Bloomin’ bluebonnets keep festival organizers guessing

Reports started coming out last month that bluebonnets were already popping up in the Houston and Austin areas, a bit earlier than usual, according to Andrea DeLong-Amaya, the director of horticulture at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, who told Texas Monthly the “warm-crazy-warm” weather was good for the official state flower. Get the details […]

City passes on 287 speed hike; moves to improve court security

The Ennis City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night against changing the speed limit on Hwy. 287 inside the city limits, citing an already high number of accidents on the thoroughfare and the lack of alternative routes to provide safer travel. Get the full story in Wednesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Become a subscriber […]

City plans to cancel two election races, discuss 287 speed

The Ennis City Commission will discuss canceling the unopposed races for its Ward 2 seat and mayor pro-tem, while also considering the possibility of changing the speed limit on the portion of U.S. Highway 287 that runs through city limits. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Subscribe today!

‘Buzz the Bluebonnets’ offers different perspective for enthusiasts

On April 8, the Ennis Municipal Airport will host a fly-in called Buzz the Bluebonnets, where pilots, as well as non-pilots, can visit the airport and even pay for a service to fly with the Commemorative Air Force high above to view the state’s official flower. Get this story and more in Sunday’s edition of […]

Fire truck project revives memories

The proposed restoration of a 1927 Ennis Fire Department truck, details of which are still being arranged by a group of concerned citizens,  has interested many locals, including businessman Scott Rider, whose involvement in the project is more than philanthropic. It’s personal. His uncle, Roland Ira Rider, was a volunteer firefighter when, at 17, he […]

Renewed interest in book as authors talk about Ennis ties

A book published in 2015 is getting some renewed local attention as co-authors, William J. Boyce and John H. Torrison are discussing ties to Ennis revealed in their work. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

Sole contested seat could be costly election

The city budgets for an election every year, according to City Secretary Angie Wade, and this year is no different despite the fact that there will be only one race on the May 6 general election ballot. Find the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local […]

Citizens weigh in on zoning needs

Citizens showed up in the hundreds for a series of three public meetings regarding the city’s efforts to draft a new zoning plan. Get the full story in Tuesday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, subscribe today!

Momentum builds for restoration of early fire trucks

Recent news that a group of philanthropists is working toward restoring the Ennis Fire Department’s 1927 ladder truck has attracted support from other in the community. Get the full story in Sunday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News… Support local news, become a subscriber today!

A big welcome back: Library hosts open house

After being shut down for the month of January, the Ennis Public Library has been re-opened nearly a month with renovations to the children’s area and new carpet throughout the building. Get the full story on this and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Cowboys cheerleaders to be in Ennis Saturday

Ennis Wal-Mart is hosting a promotional activity for fans of the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the appearance will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network. Find this story and more in Friday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

Hernandez pushes for parks improvements

Marco Hernandez, Ward 2 commissioner, is an advocate for his neighborhood’s parks. Get the details on this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Family preps for fourth year with Farmers Market

Tommy and Kristi Copeland are one of the mainstays at the Ennis Farmers Market. Entering their fourth season as a vendor, they have learned a few tricks about shaking hands with nature. Find this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News. Support local news, subscribe today!

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